Weekly Inside Story
January 18-22, 2016
Greeters for the week of January 18-22
Region 7 ESC
DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator
Special Ed Specialist (3)
High School Science Specialist
ELA Specialist, Middle School
Educator Certification Specialist
.NET Application Developer/Programmer
IMS Assistant Director
Bilingual Family Service Worker - Longview
Desktop Support Technician
Head Start Mental Health Specialist
Federal Programs Specialist
Family Service Worker - Eustace
Director, Center for Federal Programs
Family Service Worker - Carthage ISD
Building and Safety Technician
Head Start Education Specialist
To: Hinsley, Glenda <email@example.com>
Subject: Thanks and a question
I wanted to thank you and Vicki for your help yesterday. Thank you for spending your time helping us. It really helped me understand the CIP expectations and how I can get our district more aligned.
I have a question regarding Title II Part D. What all can we use it for regarding Technology? Long story short, we purchased Chromebooks for the High school using a Kurth Grant with the goal of moving the JH to one-to-one. Can we use Part D to purchase Chromebooks for students or simply to renew the ones we have? We haven't applied for Part D and I was wondering if it is something we should consider for next year, and if so what benefits we could really get from it.
Director of Curriculum and Programs
To: Wright, Sherri <SWright@esc7.net>
Subject: RE: [Counselors-contracted] Description for Upcoming Counselor Networking Sessions
Sherri – I am not able to attend due to one of those ‘behind the scenes activities’ I am responsible for but………
Did want to thank you for the positive message you sent this morning. Very affirming – appreciate all YOU do for us J
To: Honzell, Tricia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: High Yield Instructional Strategies Webinar Series
Thank you sweetly. I think yesterday was my favorite of the trainings. Fascinating statistics about what works and what works better. CT
Cindy Tillery, Center ISD
Communicate -- Vertically and Horizontally
Excerpt from The Power of Teamwork, Inspired by The Blue Angels by Scott Beare & Michael McMillan
Healthy relationships are built on an open and honest sharing of information. Performance teams are no different. Without effective communication, the Blue Angels organization couldn't perform. From Boss on down to the sailors and marines responsible for aircraft maintenance, public affairs and administration -- people at every level depend on effective communication to accomplish their job responsibilities.
Clear communication, conveyed through defined channels, is critical for teamwork to flourish. Positive and honest feedback builds trust and keeps the team on task. For a team to remain empowered, every member must stay informed. When people know where they stand, they're better able to perform their job. Negative talk, rumors or gossip have no place within a team environment. This behavior creates confusion, animosity and can destroy the fabric of teamwork--trust.
Providing timely information in a consistent manner boosts confidence and team efficiency, increasing the power of teamwork. Encouraging members to ask questions, address concerns, discuss procedures, and challenge the status quo are the hallmarks of a quality team. This level of communication keeps everyone informed and fosters a positive, knowledgeable and productive team.
Do you communicate clearly and effectively? Are you informed? Is information shared openly and honestly on your team? Do negative rumors or gossip exist? Is every team member encouraged to address concerns?